Abstracted Bodies
February 2 - February 28, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Opening reception: Friday, February 4, 2011, 5:00-7:00 PM

Abstracted Bodies

David Richard Contemporary is pleased to present Abstracted Bodies, an exhibition of paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures that explore a variety of formal approaches to figuration and abstract representations of the human body, spanning the past six decades with works by William Brice, Peter Chinni, Michael Cook, Edward Dugmore, Beverly Fishman, Jean-Marie Haessle, Gregory Frank Harris, Marcia Lyons, Paul Henry Ramirez, Louis Ribak and David Solomon.

The earliest works include paintings and drawings by Louis Ribak from the 1950s. Six drawings on paper by William Brice from the late 1970s and early 1980s will be presented, in which he explored the use of lines and abstract shapes to represent the female figure. In the 1970s, Edward Dugmore produced collages of simple, reductive line drawings that suggested images of sinuous nude female figures emerging through a haze of colored smoke and mist. Jean-Marie Haessle used the body and select parts in the 1980s as a device to create abstract compositions. The paintings of Michael Cook span two decades and range from conceptual abstractions of the human figure to diffuse images of multiple different people who share the same local portion of their email addresses. Peter Chinni’s bronze sculptures of abstracted couples embracing one another evoke cubist themes, while Gregory Frank Harris’s figures are reminiscent of Dubuffet and l’ art brut. David Solomon’s biomorphic abstractions of human figures, heads, eyes and lips are painted on metal supports, but the actual forms are inspired by the shapes of seed pods and marine life. Marcia Lyons overlays close-up photographs of her body on top of the floor plans of her various apartments in Paris to create rectilinear representations of her body. Paul Henry Ramirez’s work is colorful, playful and whimsical, exploring the human body and its functions as represented by evocative abstract biomorphic and geometric forms that are often sensual and suggestive. Beverly Fishman’s acrylic and enamel paintings on polished stainless steel are more than life-sized abstract portraits comprised of the viewer’s reflections through a mass of fluorescently colored medical imagery.

The exhibition will be accompanied by an on-line catalog with an essay by Aline Brandauer.


Exhibited Work

Untitled (10-23) William Brice
Untitled (10-23)
Charcoal on paper
1978
24 x 18 inches
 
Untitled (10-19) William Brice
Untitled (10-19)
Charcoal on paper
1974
24 x 18 inches
 
Untitled (10-31) William Brice
Untitled (10-31)
Charcoal on paper
1980
17 7/8 x 23 3/4 inches
 
Untitled (10-49) William Brice
Untitled (10-49)
Charcoal and pastel on paper
1983
24 x 18 inches
 
Interplay Peter Chinni
Interplay
Bronze
1999
32 x 12 1/2 x 5 inches
 
Caput Moortum Michael Cook
Caput Moortum
Oil on canvas
1983
72 x 72 inches
 
Expulsion Michael Cook
Expulsion
Oil on canvas
1986
74 x 38 inches
 
Michael Cook_3 Michael Cook
Michael Cook@3
Oil on canvas
1997-2000
24 x 24 inches
 
Michael Cook_2 Michael Cook
Michael Cook@2
Oil on canvas
1997-2000
24 x 24 inches
 
Michael Cook_  1 Michael Cook
Michael Cook@ 1
Oil on canvas
1997-2000
24 x 24 inches
 
Vehicle Michael Cook
Vehicle
Oil on canvas
1986
74 x 38 inches
 
The Michael Cook
The
Oil on canvas
1986
74 x 38 inches
 
Untitled 8pcs _22 Edward Dugmore
Untitled 8pcs #22
Acrylic and pencil on paper
1972
29 x 23 inches
 
Untitled _72 Edward Dugmore
Untitled #72
Collage, acrylic, pencil on paper
1972
14 x 11 inches
 
Untitled BR _7 Edward Dugmore
Untitled BR #7
Acrylic and oil crayon on paper
1972
13 3/4 x 11 inches
 
Untitled _73 Edward Dugmore
Untitled #73
Collage, acrylic, pencil on paper
1973
17 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches
 
System Overload Beverly Fishman
System Overload
Enamel on polished stainless steel
2010
58 3/4 x 84 inches
 
Untitled (Kandyland Series _3) 2010 Beverly Fishman
Untitled (Kandyland Series #3) 2010
Enamel on polished stainless steel
2009
26 x 18 inches
 
Untitled Kandyland Series Green Beverly Fishman
Untitled Kandyland Series Green
Acrylic and enamel on polished stainless steel
2009
26 x 18 inches
 
Dark Kandyland Beverly Fishman
Dark Kandyland
Enamel on polished stainless steel
2010
84 x 30 inches
 
White Kandyland Beverly Fishman
White Kandyland
Acrylic and enamel on polished stainless steel
2009
84 x 30 inches
 
One Plus One Jean-Marie Haessle
One Plus One
Acrylic on canvas
1990
63 x 54 inches
 
Snowflake Jean-Marie Haessle
Snowflake
Acrylic on canvas
1992
38 x 50 inches
 
Ocher -Yellow Jean-Marie Haessle
Ocher -Yellow
Acrylic on canvas
1991
42 x 35 inches
 
Cross My Finger Jean-Marie Haessle
Cross My Finger
Acrylic on canvas
1992
66 x 66 inches
 
Crosby Street Jean-Marie Haessle
Crosby Street
Acrylic on canvas
1994
64 x 54 inches
 
Can You See Me Jean-Marie Haessle
Can You See Me
Acrylic on canvas
1992
63 x 53 inches
 
Some God Beggat The Human Heart Gregory Frank Harris
Some God Beggat The Human Heart
Acrylic on canvas
2008
24 x 24 inches
 
Tree Eater Gregory Frank Harris
Tree Eater
Oil on canvas
1993
16 x 20 inches
 
You Can_t Have My Apple..Sincerely Adam Gregory Frank Harris
You Can't Have My Apple..Sincerely Adam
Acrylic on canvas
2008
20 x 20 inches
 
Weight Of An Apocalyptic Sky Gregory Frank Harris
Weight Of An Apocalyptic Sky
Acrylic on canvas
2008
20 x 24 inches
 
In The Event Of Humor Falling From Grace Gregory Frank Harris
In The Event Of Humor Falling From Grace
Acrylic on canvas
2007
24 x 24 inches
 
Skinspace (Le 10eme arrondissement) Marcia Lyons
Skinspace (Le 10eme arrondissement)
Digital print
2010
36 x 36 inches
 
Skinspace (Le 2eme arrondissement) Marcia Lyons
Skinspace (Le 2eme arrondissement)
Digital print
2010
7 x 17.25 inches
 
Skinspace (Le 10eme Arrondissement) Marcia Lyons
Skinspace (Le 7eme arrondissement)
Digital print
2010
24 x 24 inches
 
Skinspace (le 7eme Arrondissment) Marcia Lyons
Skinspace (le 7eme Arrondissment)
Digital print
2010
25 x 27 x 4 inches
 
Chunk 9 Paul Henry Ramirez
Chunk 9
Acrylic on canvas
2010
36 x 36 inches
 
Chunk 5 Paul Henry Ramirez
Chunk 5
Acrylic on canvas
2007
48 x 48 inches
 
Chunk 19 Paul Henry Ramirez
Chunk 19
Acrylic on canvas
2009
72 x 72 inches
 
Chunk 17 Paul Henry Ramirez
Chunk 17
Acrylic on canvas
2009
72 x 72 inches
 
David Solomon
In Retrospect
Oil on aluminum panel
2010
30 x 36 inches
 
In A Past Life My Father Was A Magician David Solomon
In A Past Life My Father Was A Magician
Oil on aluminum panel
2010
30 x 36 inches
 
David Solomon
Never Yours
Oil on aluminum panel
2011
30 x 36 inches
 
Talking Head _1 David Solomon
Talking Head #1
Oil on linen
2008
34 x 30 inches
 
David Solomon
She
Oil on aluminum panel
2009
12 x 10 inches
 
David Solomon
Cyclops and Peacock
Oil on birch panel
2007
42 x 38 inches
 
Untitled David Solomon
Untitled
Oil on aluminum panel
2010
24 x 33 inches
 
Inside The Mind Of David Solomon
Inside The Mind Of
Oil on aluminum panel
2010
12 x 11.5 inches
 
Falling Water - Santa Cruz XXV Jack Zajac
Falling Water - Santa Cruz XXV
Bronze - light brown patina
1995
12 x 12 x 72 inches
 
Falling Water Santa Cruz XXII Jack Zajac
Falling Water Santa Cruz XXII
Bronze - Brown Patina
1996
82 x 12 x 12 inches
 
Falling Water - Umbria IV Jack Zajac
Falling Water - Umbria IV
Bronze - Brown Patina
2001
6 x 6 x 44 1/2 inches
 
Falling Water - Umbria II Jack Zajac
Falling Water - Umbria II
Bronze - silver guild
2001
6 x 6 x 39 1/2 inches
 
Falling Water - Santa Cruz XXVIII Jack Zajac
Falling Water - Santa Cruz XXVIII
Bronze - Brown Patina
2001
10 x 10 x 56 inches
 

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